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CMS reverses decision, will publish hospital error data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reversed its August decision to stop publicly reporting data on several hospital-acquired conditions and it will resume public reporting of data on HACs such as foreign objects left in patients' bodies, according to USA Today.

Why CMS should reimburse for secondary imaging interpretations

The comment period for the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule ended last week and radiology and imaging-related organizations expressed their concerns about a number of issues, such as the potential for significant reimbursement reductions in radiation oncology services. One area of particular interest to these organizations has to do with the payment for the secondary interpretation of images.

Rad organizations express concerns over proposed Physician Fee Schedule

The American College of Radiology and other imaging- and radiology-related organizations have submitted comments expressing a number of concerns about the proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

BYOD trend in healthcare requires providers to shore up security

The advent of bring-you-own-device to work in the healthcare segment is spurring hospital and medical facilities to shore up device, data and systems security and it's not proving easy or quick to do, says a healthcare software development expert.

Harry Greenspun talks mHealth trends, industry obstacles and future innovations

Consumer demand will propel mHealth technology innovation with strong and stable adoption tied to providing convenience to users and providers, says Harry Greenspun, senior advisor at Deloitte's Center for Health Solutions.

Study: Low Dose CT lung cancer screening saves lives, cuts costs

Low-dose CT lung cancer screening is cost-effective and saves lives, according to a new study in  American Health and Drug Benefits.

For the time being, ACA off the hook for another Supreme Court ruling

A District of Columbia Court of Appeals Thursday agreed to rehear Halbig v. Burwell, a case charging that the federal government lacks the authority to provide consumers tax credits in health insurance exchanges not run by states

Why Congress must be cautious about spending more for HIT interoperability

Federal legislators should exercise caution in doling out more money for health IT interoperability efforts, as there is no guarantee that doing so will actually improve health data exchange, writes John Graham, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Independent Institute.

3 steps the US can take to control the Ebola outbreak

The United States has done a great deal to try to stop the out-of-control Ebola epidemic in West Africa, but  The Hill  outlines additional steps the nation could take if the crisis gets worse.

8 cities with the highest hospital readmission rates

Medicare's 2014 comprehensive  measure  of hospital readmissions show that 364 hospitals across the country, in states such as Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island have higher hospital readmission rates than the national average.